My readings for today are about hope in this moment and hope to come when we will be face to face with Jesus one day. Jesus gives us hope for now in this life by walking with us day by day and we have hope to be with Him in the New Earth because the Bible tells us so. With our hope being in Jesus we can not fail and we have nothing to fear. This reminds me of the Christmas song Winter Wonderland when it says: ” to face UNAFRAID the plans that we made, walking in a winter wonderland.” We are unafraid when we know we are walking in the plans God has made for our lives. We are walking in His wonderland with Him by our side and there is nothing to be afraid of.
Lent to Repent
Scripture for today is Matthew 7:1-5 and it’s telling us to not judge others. We are all the same in God’s eyes. Don’t be a hypocrite!
Ann says: Today I will fast from a critical spirit. Today I will confess my own sin before I crucify anyone else for theirs.
Judging others is so easy to fall into. I have found the best and easiest way to stay away from this is to keep my mouth shut. I was reading yesterday about how to tell if someone is wicked. It said they are arrogant and aggressive. It mentioned speech and that the wicked swear and boast and speak evil of others. So, I will work on keeping my mouth closed unless it is something useful to share with others.
Day 21- Go about doing good as Jesus did.
Day 22- It’s the sin God hates!
Day 23- True beauty comes from a clean heart that sees God
Day 24- Have faith Jesus is the Truth
Day 25- Fast from your sinful nature
Day 26- Believe Jesus, deny self, walk in the Kingdom
Day 27- Follow the Holy Spirit, return to God
Day 28- True worship connects you to God’s grace
Day 29- You have to follow the Holy Spirit continually to keep fear out
Day 30- Fear is flesh, Faith is spirit
Day 31- Thirst for God and put your hope in Him alone
Day 32- Find God’s light then live in it
Day 33- Live the shape of the cross
Day 34- Stay humble and pray
Day- 35 Don’t be afraid, watch what I say